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biography paula broadwell. another american is now getting caught up in the whole thing and that is the top commander in afghanistan, general john allen. turns out the pentagon is now investigating him as well for sending inappropriate e-mails to jill kelly. now, if you remember from yesterday, kelly is the same woman who sparked this whole investigation because petraeus' mistress paula broadwell was sending her e-mails. allen is saying he did nothing wrong and is maintaining his current position within the military. now, many are wondering why the fbi would get involved if this is nothing more than an affair. but we're now hearing fears of potential security leaks. in a speech at the university of denver broadwell suggested the libya attack was targeting a secret prison at the benghazi consulate. federal agents have been searching broadwell's home. late last night and into early this morning. not only did she have thousands of e-mails between her and petraeus detailing the affair. she also had classified ma
agents started investigating harassment allegations against paula broad broadwell, general petraeus' biography and as it turns out, his mistress. they sent messages to this woman, jill kelly who worked as a social liaison at an air force base, and she also knows petraeus. the messages were not threatening but full of cat fight stuff like you parade around the base. you need to take it down a notch. those were the e-mail messages sent from paula broadwell to jill kelly. and jill kelly took those e-mails to the fbi and said i don't know who this person is and i don't want to keep getting them. the fbi learned that the e-mails were coming from broadwell, and they interviewed paula broadwell and general petraeus, and they admitted that they were having an affair with each other. they said that the affair went on after he left the military. if it went on during military duty he could be prosecuted in military courts. they also looked at whether broadwell leaked confidential information. she gave a speech in october and its getting particular attention because she suggested that the attac
caught up in the investigation. along with petraeus and paula broadwell, there is jill kelley and top afghanistan commander john allen. the pentagon is now investigating general allen for allegedly sending thousands of inappropriate e-mails to kelley but allen is saying he did nothing wrong and the president and the army are standing by him. >> the president thinks very highly of general allen and his service to his country. as well as the job he has done in afghanistan. >> i believe john allen until somebody proves otherwise i believe that he did nothing inappropriate. >> that was white house spokesman jay carney and former army vice chief of staff peter tee ellie. jill kelley also received threatening letters from paula broadwell. now a 911 call is coming to light of kelley telling dispatchers saying she needed diplomatic protection. as the scandal widens, broadwell is holing herself up in the home of her brother near rock creek park. a jogger found broadwell's lost driver's license in the park and turned
. those were the e-mail messages sent from paula broadwell to jill kelly. and jill kelly took those e-mails to the fbi and said i don't know who this person is, and i don't want to keep getting them. the fbi learned that the e-mails were coming from broadwell, and they interviewed paula broadwell and general petraeus, and they admitted that they were having an affair with each other. they said that the affair went on after he left the military. if it went on during military duty he could be prosecuted in military courts. they also looked at whether broadwell leaked confidential information. she gave a speech in october and its getting particular attention because she suggested that the attacks on the libyan consulate were retaliation for the united states taking libyans hostage. >> i don't know if you a lot of you heard this, but the c.i.a. had taken a couple of libyan militia members prisoner, and they believe that the attack on the consulate was because of that. he's not been able to communicate with the press. he has known all of this. >> jennifer: hmm. so the c.i.a. called those s
of the general for policy reasons but why are we looking into their lives. paula broadwell, the one who had an affair with general petraeus, this is what is happening to her her. >> "abc news" has learned that paula broadwell who had the afireaffair with petraeus may have store documents in violation of federal law. broad well has admitted that she took the documents from government secure buildings. the fbi has asked for all documents back. when the agents ascended on her home it was a pre-arranged meeting. and it was complicated by the fact that she was authorized to see the documents because she was an intelligence officer in the reserves. >> cenk: now we turn to jill kelley, who is accused of being overly flirtatious that's is a crime these days? we do investigation on this? >> kelley lives near mcneil air force base where friends say she ingratiated herself with the brass through parties and favors. court documents re revealed that jill kelley and her husband have been sued at least nine times and face foreclosure on her home. >> cenk: man, rich people are fascinating. throw big parti
was getting harassing e-mails from paula broadwell. he had been sending shirtless photos to kelly and that's how they found out. it's so convoluted. we're back after the break. >>(narrator) bill press is on current tv. >>liberal and proud of it. >>(narrator) unafraid, outspoken, and above all politically direct. >>we'll do our best to carry the flag from 6 to 9 every morning. [ ♪ theme music ♪ ] [ ♪ music ♪ ] >> announcer: ladies and gentlemen, it's "the stephanie miller show"." [ ♪ music ♪ ] >> stephanie: i'm still trying to untangle my brain from jacki's newscast. >> shirtless--all i heard was shirtless. >> get jacki on the phone. >> travis! >> the other command center afghanistan is being investigate for sending inappropriate e-mails to the woman. >> 20 to 30,000. >> and general petraeus sent inappropriate e-mails to--what the heck is going on over there. >> 20 to 30,000 inappropriate e-mails. it's hard to send 20 to 30,000 inconstant30,000instant messages. >> i keep getting threatening letters from jacki schechner to stay away from general petraeus. i don't understand wha
broadwell. now, paula broadwell allegedly sent threatening e-mails to jill kelley who is a "tampa socialite" who did charitable work for the military. broadwell apparently thought that kelley was also having an affair with petraeus. and upon receiving broadwell's e-mails, kelley contacted the fbi which began investigating. now, jill kelley also has hired crisis communications expert judy smith. she has worked with monica lewinsky with kobe bryant and with former senator larry craig. and that all has a lot of folks scratching their heads. why would a woman who was the target of a nasty e-mail or two need a reputation fixer? well, it turns out that while investigating petraeus, the fbi uncovered 20,000 to 30,000 potentially inappropriate pages of documents mostly e-mails that kelley exchanged with general john allen. and who is general john allen? he is the top u.s. commander in afghanistan and he is the man who's nominated to be the supreme leader of nato. as you can imagine that, nomination was put on hold in light
. >> a research and ph.d candidate her book is called "all in." paula broadwell. [applause] >> cenk: "all in: the education of general david petraeus"? i did not make it up. i'll bring my crew in, michael shure, lovely ana kasparian do you do you know that he was an award winner for writing an producing and jayar jackson. i've got more stuff to show you guys. let's find out a little bit about paula broadwell and what is in the book. >> is he running for president at some level at some time? he's long-term strategic thinker. >> no, he's not. my husband wants me to say he is because it will sell more books. sorry, honey i couldn't do it. [ laughing ] >> honey, i can't. i just can't do it. so integrity is running in the whole family, i guess. >> cenk: oh, boy. not so much. awkward in a lot of different ways. >> sorry honey. >> cenk: she knew that he was not a long-term strategic thinker, for other reasons possibly. in the middle of this awkward story is the best time to bring an united states congressman in. with us on the show, congressman steve cohen from tennessee. love to have you on the sh
. the account was found to have belonged to paula broadwell. she was given access to david petraeus. locate the was evidence of an affair between petraeus and miss broadwell. the information was leak and petraeus resigned. as more information trickled out, the story got crazier. the harassing e-mails revealed to be not so threatening. the investigation moved forward because of kel little's friendship with the fbi agent she contacted to complain about the e-mails. a friendship that involved the agent's sharing photo of himself. these photos caused the agent to be remove and launched an investigation into his own actions. then this morning and perhaps the otest turn yet reports surfaced of 20,000 to 30,000 pages of e-mails connecting general john allen to kelley. john allen took control of the forces in afghanistan after general petraeus left and who president obama has nominated to become nato's supreme allied commander in europe. the e-mails from allen were potentially inappropriate with some flirtatious in nature.
to paula broadwell. i just even love the way these stories are written. petraeus' biographer which agents would soon learn was petraeus' lover. lover. so all right. [ world news music ] david petraeus has agreed to testify during a closed door session of congress to answer questions about benghazi, but he would also likely be asked about these new revelations that his lova-lova. >> his thing. >> his boo. >> stephanie: i hope someone uses those terms in the congressional hearing. now general, your thang. >> your boo. >> stephanie: paula, is accused of storing classified material at her home like a squirrel with nuts storing it for the winter. i really don't know. my bff is here to hang over the back fence. grab your coffee. >> gossip. >> stephanie: oh, my god. we've been reviewing everything we know. my personal favorite with the l.a. times reporting this morning that jill kelley with her fancy card she made at at kinko's that says she's an honorary something or other. >> i heard yesterday there were multiple 911 calls. this is not the only time she has tried to pull that. >> stephanie: o
'm talking to you in a day where paula broadwell was suspended from the army. and from a recently retired general, a person who loses a rifle suffers more consequences than a general who loses a war. is she a private taking the fall for this because she ended up getting suspended? >> there is a military saying for that kind of situation. it's different spanks for different ranks. i'm not sure that's the case with petraeus. first he lost his job. >> jennifer: on his own. he stepped down. >> i would rather have seen obama say look, we're not going to put this out in the public, and i'm going to issue a statement-- >> jennifer: you couldn't have done that, though. >> you don't think so? >> jennifer: no. >> this is not known to the public. just hey dave, go home, make amend, clean up your act. >> jennifer: but you had agency who is were investigating. no way he could have sat on it. eric cantor. >> to me that's the real scandal. why in the hell is the fbi investigating a lover's quarrel. >> jennifer: another person implicated in this, general john allen. do you know him. >> i do, another unus
kind of friendly with petraeus. paula broadwell the mistress, she is jealous of jill kelly so she starts sending her some threatening e-mails. ugly e-mails. now -- but here's what's different about this is this jill kelly's got a friend who happens to be an fbi agent. she says something to him about man, i've been getting these ugly e-mails from this woman -- from somebody, i'm not sure who they are and he says oh, we'll open an fbi investigation into that. and in doing so, they discover the e-mails are coming from petraeus' mistress and from this woman and then they discover she is, in fact, petraeus' mistress. so then it blows up. they confront petraeus. he goes to the president. he offered his resignation. so my questions are why is the fbi involved in this in the first place. this is what they did in the days of j. edgar hoover. they investigated people's secret sex lives. they were investigates, you know finding out who was having an affair. the fbi was using it. hoover was using it to blackmail people.
. his affair with paula broad broadwell became public after an investigation into an alleged cyberharassment. the fbi tried to determine if the e-mails with petraeus' account to broadwell had-exchanged through regular e-mail exchanges or had been hawked. fbi agents believe there were no criminal charge to be brought or security implications to the case. this despite that broadwell had some classified information and seemed to be releasing information on the benghazi attack. >> i don't know if a lot of you had heard this, but the c.i.a. had taken a couple of libyan militia members prisoner and they think the attack on the on the the consulate was to get these prisoners back. >> peter king who heads the homeland security committee told nbc he had doubts that the probe ever should have happened. >> i don't know how this rises to the level of an fbi investigation. >> and senator dianne feinstein told nbc she wanted to know why the intelligence committee that she chairs weren't alerted about the ongoing investigations while some were. >> an fbi agent took it upon him to go to memb
we trust paula broadwell? we trust what she was saying because she was sleeping with david petraeus or is that totally irrelevant? we don't know yet. >> john: that's how the fbi got gotti. do you think that if that were the case, if that attack was motivated because there was a secret c.i.a. black sight prison somewhere in the consulate this is what the c.i.a.'s director's girlfriend was saying in a speech. when fox news and information clearing house are agreeing on something, i'm disturbed in general. or inspired. but if that's the case, is that a scandal so huge that the media won't even touch it? >> i think the media will touch it. the media is digging on it. i know certainly our michael hastings is look at it. i'm sure national security report from every news outlet is digging because that would be the finish in some ways, the story of the century. you're tapping into the major pop culture moment and the return to -- and sort of a massive national security breakthrough. i mean everybody wants that s
with the writer? i>> stephanie: details emerge of his affair with his biographer paula broad well, including a second woman who received threatens emails. >> that's the one who freaked out. >> this is the woman who was harassed. great picture on twitter today of ms. broadwell with karl rove last weekend. >> stephanie: interesting. the second woman lives in tampa blah blah blah served as liaison where secret drones are worked on. this could be like we have a lover's spat that involves a drone being sent to someone's house. i'll send a drone. >> that will ruin my whole wholesome impress of drones. >> stephanie: kelly received harassing emails from broad well sending them to the f.b.i. a friend said the nature of their friendship was unclear. hmm. >> david petraeus began this affair months ago just as a way of drawing attention away from benghazi before it happened. >> stephanie: i read in time magazine why mitt romney stopped talking about benghazi, they think because more of the blame is going to fall to petraeus. >> and condoleezza rice threw water on that whole thing. >> feinstein. >> we re
happened. good morning america today had a break down on how paula broadwell and general petraeus met. >> the two met while he was in had grad school in 2006 when she started working on a dissertation he agreed to help. that work turned into her book. in a january interview she discussed his wife. >> he is marriaed to holly petraeus a wonderful military spouse and has done so much for their children and children of fallen soldiers, i respect her. >> that's uncomfortable to watch. >> we get to an issue of how this was revealed. he is the director of the cia and he should know a thing or two about spying, but it turns out people at the fbi were spying on him. why? a family friend named jillicle that led her to opening an inquiry after threatening e-mails. >> earlier this year, about the time that petraeus and broadwell were breaking off their affair, kelly began receiving anonymous mails she found so threatening she went to authorities. the fbi traced the e-mails to broadwell's computer and it made it clear, say
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